Genesis 2:1

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus the heauens and the earth were finished, and all the hoste of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the heaven and the earth and all things in them were complete.
- Basic English Bible

And the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.
- Darby Bible

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Webster's Bible

The heavens and the earth were finished, and all their vast array.
- World English Bible

And the heavens and the earth are completed, and all their host;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the heaven and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 2:1


2:1-3 We have here, (1.) The settlement of the kingdom of nature, in God's resting from the work of creation, #Ge 2:1|,2. Where observe, 1. That the creatures made both in heaven and earth, are the hosts or armies of them, which speaks them numerous, but marshalled, disciplined, and under command. God useth them as his hosts for the defence of his people, and the destruction of his enemies. 2. That the heavens and the earth are finished pieces, and so are all the creatures in them. So perfect is God's work that nothing can be added to it or taken from it, #Eccl 3:14|. 3. That after the end of the first six days, God ceased from all work of creation. He hath so ended his work, as that though in his providence he worketh hitherto, #John 5:17|. preserving and governing all the creatures, yet he doth not make any new species of creatures. 4. That the eternal God, tho' infinitely happy in himself, yet took a satisfaction in the work of his own hands. He did not rest as one weary, but as one well - pleased with the instances of his own goodness. (2.) The commencement of the kingdom of grace, in the sanctification of the sabbath day, #Ge 2:3|. He rested on that day, and took a complacency in his creatures, and then sanctified it, and appointed us on that day to rest and take a complacency in the Creator; and his rest is in the fourth commandment made a reason for ours after six days labour. Observe, 1. That the solemn observation of one day in seven as a day of holy rest, and holy work, is the indispensible duty of all those to whom God has revealed his holy sabbaths. 2. That sabbaths are as ancient as the world. 3. That the sabbath of the Lord is truly honourable, and we have reason to honour it; honour it for the sake of its antiquity, its great author, and the sanctification of the first sabbath by the holy God himself, and in obedience to him, by our first parents in innocency.


Discussion for Genesis 2

  • A disciple
    T. Eric; you are right! The story of how Christians started observing Sunday instead of the Sabbath, goes back to the Emperor Constantine; who after he became a Christian (?) still worshiped the sun-god (Nimrod), and wanted to keep observing sun-day in his honor. It has really nothing more to do with the first day of the week, like many think. The early disciples from the Gentiles didn't do that!
  • TWAGIRAMUNGU ERIC
    Hello,about of chapter of Genesis 1 and 2,God created every thing from the first day to the end,then he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.he say 3 things
    -blessed -sanctified and rested
    Today- why many chriastian take the rest for sunday,There're many philosophy say sunday is the first day of week, saturday is last day of the week-God was created.May God bless you.
  • Irene123
    I just now re-read my post of a month ago; "As to Eve and Adam not sinning ..... they had no choice ..... "; that is wrong. God created us with free choice. What I should have said was - up until the serpent entered the garden - man's free choice hadn't been 'tested'.
  • Word
    Genesis 1 is a rejuvenation of the world that was where we all lived in spirit bodies and then Satan tried by setting up his political system was cast down. Satan had 1/3 of Gods children on his side they trail after him, tares whom he sends to earth. God at the katabole got very mad and there was a great flood in Jer 4. No Noah and Hebrew it says God submerged the earth in water not to a full end
  • Irene123
    Gen. ch.1 was a 'blueprint, pre-plan for man's creation. Gen 2:27 says God breathed into Adam the breath of life and Adam became a living soul. Ch. 2 gives more detail, so we know ch. 2 is when it actually happened.
  • Irene123
    The reign of death began as the result of transgression against divine commandment. Adam 'n Eve sinned against God in disobedience. Consequently, the access to the Tree of Life, which would have enabled man to live forever, was blocked. The cherubim and the turning, flaming sword prohibited man's continued, unending existence in his terrestrial environment. cont.

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